Can I Be Honest?


I have not had a sale all month. Nothing! Zilch! Nada! I have six published novels people. Everyone of them should be selling. I love these books as if they were my children. I have spent many, many hours with them and I want them to succeed. 

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For the first time ever I tried advertising in not just one, but two places. I have paid for one company to tweet to their hundreds of thousands followers every day for a month, while at the same time running an ad with Goodreads. The result, as you have probably already guessed, has been my worst month EVER! I always sell something, but not this month. We need to turn this around!

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They say placing something red by your front door helps, and believe it or not it has helped in the past. Not this month though. Granted, these flowers don’t look like they are really trying, but I can’t afford to replace them. Something has got to give. A few people are still reading my books in Amazon Prime, but at less than .46 cents per 100 pages, that’s not real helpful.

If you or anyone you know is traveling over spring break, why not take a book along? It’ll make that plane ride go just that much faster and I have a whole variety of books for you to choose from. Beyond the CracksHanging From the High WireCrashing Into UsThe Salacious Marny OttwilerOn a Hot August Afternoon, & Searching For My Wand (which comes with pictures and everything!) Please buy these books or make your friends do it! Share the post with your hundreds of thousands of followers. Give them to a Kardashian and let them turn the tide! Something!


About bridgetstraub

Author, Artist & Mom. First novel "Searching for My Wand" was published in December 2011
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1 Response to Can I Be Honest?

  1. Arlee Bird says:

    Sorry to hear, but I appreciate your honesty. Wish I could help in some big way. Have you checked around libraries, literary circles, or any groups where they might be looking for speakers and would allow you to sell your books while there or promote the links or whatever? I don’t know how you are about speaking and I realize that it can be intimidating, but if you get a good topic it can click well and get you references to speak more. You might have to start with free gigs, but you can work up to where you get a meal comped or a gift card and then later maybe more. It is something that can work but you have to work at it.

    Keep your eyes and ears open for creative ways to get yourself out there to promote, promote, promote! Good luck with it and hope you get the break that sends sales soaring.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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